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Racism is a Public Health Issue—Essentially Forgotten: How COVID-19 Impacts Frontline Workers
Join Arte Américas, For Freedoms, GYOPO, LACMA, and StopDiscriminAsian (SDA) for a virtual conversation about the economic and racial disparities that have been made blatant by the outbreak of COVID-19.

Economic disparities were laid bare early in the pandemic, as states issued stay-at-home orders yet identified certain essential workers to continue to report to their worksites. As California grapples with a surge in cases and hospitalizations, Latinx and Black populations have been especially hard hit. Join us for the third and final conversation in the series "Racism is a Public Health Issue" as we discuss the ways in which essential workers-with a focus on health, home, and the agricultural industries-confront inadequate safety measures without fair wages, health insurance, job security, PPE, and other basic protections.

Panelists include: President and Founder, Dolores Huerta Foundation Dolores Huerta; artist Narsiso Martinez; Civic Engagement Director of the National Domestic Workers Alliance and Executive Director of Care in Action Jess Morales Rocketto; and Political Director for 1199SEIU United Healthcare Workers East Gabby Seay. Introduced by LACMA Curator of Contemporary Art and GYOPO co-founder Christine Y. Kim and moderated by Director and Professor, UCLA Chicano Studies Research Center Chon Noriega.

Sep 8, 2020 04:00 PM in Pacific Time (US and Canada)

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